NEW RELEASE: Ralph Peterson Expands the Messenger Legacy with ‘Onward & Upward’ out 9/18

May 20, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Ralph Peterson Expands The Messenger Legacy with Onward & Upward 14 Former Jazz Messengers Join 3 Legacy Messengers for Historical New Recording out September 18th on Onyx Productions Master drummer Ralph Peterson continues to advance the continuum of his late mentor Art Blakey on Onward & Upward, his ambitious and expansive 25th release as a leader. … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz.Ru Reviews Azat Bayazitov’s “The Doors Are Open” (RU)

May 19, 2020Uncategorized

Kirill Moshkov, Jazz.ru On June 19 the Russian jazz label Rainy Days Records will release the album “The Doors Are Open” by Russian saxophonist Azat Bayazitov who recorded while living in New York. This is the second solo album in the work of Azat; the first, “ If You Still Trust, ” appeared on Butman Music Records in 2015 (see an interview with Azat … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Mafalda Minnozzi’s ‘Sensorial – Portraits in Bossa & Jazz’ is out on July 20th, 2020

May 18, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Celebrated vocalist Mafalda Minnozzi weaves jazz improvisation and Italian romanticism with timeless Bossa roots on Sensorial – Portraits in Bossa & Jazz Full length album, video album available on July 20th, 2020 Internationally acclaimed vocalist Mafalda Minnozzi is proud to announce the July 20th release of her new and highly-anticipated album Sensorial – Portraits in … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Svetlana, “Young And Beautiful” – JAZZIZ

May 18, 2020Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Renowned vocalist Svetlana has unveiled a bonus track off her latest album, Night at the Movies, released last September. “Young and Beautiful” was originally interpreted by Lana Del Rey and heard on the 2013 film version of The Great Gatsby. Svetlana’s version was arranged by Gil Goldstein and the vocalist explains: … Read More

REVIEW: Carolina Calvache ‘Vida Profunda’ Reviewed in Step Tempest

May 18, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest Colombian-born pianist, composer, and arranger Carolina Calvache issued her debut album on Sunnyside Records in April of 2014, a program of original pieces that featured a sextet including drummers Antonio Sanchezand Ludwig Afonso, trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and bassist Hans Glawischnig.  “Sotareño” is an impressive album, as … Read More